Build your own solder fume extractor

We love soldering. It is one of the most fundamental skills that any maker can learn, but the fumes produced by soldering aren’t good for you. However, before you start panicking, there are a few simple rules to follow.

How to Create a Successful Electromaker Submission

Here are Electromaker, we often receive questions about what makes a solid submission. While there's not necessarily one answer, several elements comprise a quality Electromaker article. Learn how to craft an awesome project which will thrive within the Electromaker community.

What is the Crumble microcontroller and what can we do with it?

When we think of microcontrollers, we think of one of the many hundreds of boards on the market. But when we think of microcontrollers for children, the list is a little shorter, in fact only two boards spring to mind for us, the BBC micro:bit and Codebug. But before these two popular boards there was another board aimed squarely at children, and that was Crumble.

Getting Started With Flint OS on Raspberry Pi: Flint OS Raspberry Pi Installation and More

The Raspberry Pi is arguably the most popular maker board on the market. While many Raspberry Pi alternatives exist, a strong community, tons of software options, and a bevy of accessories make the Pi a fantastic single-board computer (SBC). Although many Raspberry Pi operating system (OS) exist, few are cloud-based. Check out Flint OS Raspberry Pi installation, first set up, and a hands-on look!

Twitter controlled bubble machine

The Internet of Things is just that, things connected to the Internet. Sometimes they are useful, such as sensors for monitoring health and scientific data. Other times they are trivial/fun. Such as this project.

Getting Started with Chromium OS on Raspberry Pi

There are loads of operating system (OS) options for the Raspberry Pi. While Linux distributions (distros) such as Raspbian, Ubuntu MATE, and Debian may be the most common, you can also install tons of alternatives. Among them, you'll find the likes of Chrome OS. Learn how to install Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi boards!

How to Make a Raspberry Pi Android Desktop

While Android is commonly found on phones and tablets, you can easily make an Android desktop with a Raspberry Pi. Learn all about making a Raspberry Pi Android desktop!

The Wheel Of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune - Rasp.io InsPiRing, Pimoroni Skywriter, Pi Zero and Python

Taking your first steps with the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

Adafruit make many fantastic things, from their excellent range of accessories for most of the popular boards, to their own range of Feather/Metro/Trinket microcontroller boards.

Build a Network Music Player with piCorePlayer

There are loads of software options for creating a Raspberry Pi-based network attached storage (NAS) device. Learn how to build a network music player with piCorePlayer!

Make a DIY Smart Home Assistant with Hass.io for Raspberry Pi

Learn about Hass.io Raspberry Pi smart home software for making a do-it-yourself (DIY) smart home assistant device.

Odroid Crypto Mining: Cryptocurrency Mining on Odroid XU4

The Odroid XU4 is an uber-powerful single-board computer (SBC). It’s a superb Raspberry Pi alternative which, with its octa-core processing, is capable of running a variety of operating systems. Since cryptocurrency mining on the Raspberry Pi is possible, Odroid crypto mining is feasible as well. Learn about Odroid XU4 cryptocurrency mining!

Getting Started With GameStation Turbo on Odroid XU4: GameStation Turbo XU4 Installation

Learn more about the GameStation Turbo XU4 OS, from what it is to how to install it, and first impressions!

Getting Started with Recalbox on Odroid XU4

Like the Raspberry Pi, the Odroid XU4 runs a bevy of operating systems including RetroPie, Ubuntu MATE, and RecalBox. Learn how to get started with Recalbox on the Odroid XU4 for retro gaming!

Getting Started with RetroPie on Odroid XU4

Among the easiest and most enjoyable do-it-yourself (DIY) projects is making a retro gaming machine. The Raspberry Pi is a popular device for creating a retro arcade with the likes of retro gaming operating systems (OSes) such as RetroPie.

Setup Octoprint for the Anet A8 with a Raspberry Pi

The Anet A8 3D printer that we reviewed in early 2018 is a bit of a beast for under $150, it produces decent quality prints and it is relatively easy to build. It may be a basic printer, made to a price point but we found that it was a reliable workhorse for makers.

Go off the grid with your Raspberry Pi Zero W

The Raspberry Pi Zero W is a truly wondrous piece of kit. It provides access to the Raspberry Pi learning resources, it is really cheap so we can embed it in a project and forget about it, and it sips away at power, unlike its much larger relatives that guzzle power!

How to make a Raspberry Pi media server

The Raspberry Pi is a nifty single-board computer (SBC). It’s capable of fitting many purposes, from a desktop to home theatre PC (HTPC), retro gaming console, cryptocurrency mining rig, and more.